1975 Yamaha Moto-Bike
Had a 74 when they first came out. Reliving my childhood via mid life crisis. Found on eBay last week in really good condition for how rare these parts are.
What 10 year old kid wouldn't have fall in in love with this back in 1975? I had one and sold it to fund the move to skateboarding late 70s. This one is in WAY better shape than the pile of repainted rust and stripped bolts I sold. Not quite all matching year parts? Frame and cranks look 75 late B. Front forks are almost certainly 1976. Swingarm is also off, never seen a black one stock, probably a replacement. Whoever restored the frame did a very good job assuming it isn't original paint. Serial number location seems to indicate that this is a LATER 1975 B model. I suppose it is possible that the 1976 fork type ended up on some late 1975 bikes. Grips and other accessories seem genuine, but I'm no expert. My 74 had the post seat but this banana looks legit 75-76 Yamaha so I will keep it as is.
Submitted by crgildart